Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Rooting Out the Secrets of Gray Hair

Perhaps the summer has given your teenager a liberal interpretation of curfew, or your hyper toddler has wandered away from you too many times.

If you've muttered, "you're giving me gray hair," there's good news - science is ready to back you up.

A study published in a June issue of Cell magazine showed researchers' discovery that stress can cause the depletion of melanocyte stem cells, which are the cells that give your hair its pigment. In a recent article in Digital Journal, Tyler Cymet, DO, talks about a study he conducted on hair graying among patients at Sinai Hospital.

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